Crewing For Mo Siegel

Overview SwimmerMo Siegel RouteEnglish Channel Solo Date11 September 2016 Time16 Hours 42 Minutes Swim Journal I first met Mo in New York for my Manhattan Island circumnavigation. When Mo became aware of my swim and knew Roger and Lindsay were crewing for me, he so very kindly offered us his house in Brooklyn to stay…

Crewing For Paula Yankauskas

Overview SwimmerPaula Yankauskas RouteEnglish Channel Solo AchievementWorld Record – Oldest American Woman (aged 62 years young) Date7 September 2016 Time16 hours 04 minutes Swim Journal In Memory of Deborah Beier who I had the pleasure of crewing alongside for Paula’s English Channel Swim.  30 November 1952-24 April 2017 I first met Paula in Ireland at the…

Crewing For Sal Minty-Gravett

Overview SwimmerSal Minty-Gravett RouteEnglish Channel Two Way Solo (England-France-England) AchievementWorld Record – Oldest Person to Complete a Two Way Date30 August 2016 Time36 Hours 26 Minutes Swim Journal When I received a message from Sal to crew for her English Channel two way solo swim, I was a little surprised. After all, we had only…

Crewing For Roger Finch

Overview SwimmerRoger Finch RouteBoston Light Swim, Boston, USA – 13 Kilometres Date20 August 2016 Time3 Hours 16 Minutes 11 Seconds Swim Journal When Roger had saved and secured my Manhattan Island circumnavigation swim with New York Open Water and the new 20 Bridges swim (thank you again David Barra, Rondi Davies and Alex Arevelo), he realised…

Crewing For Luiz Pradines

Overview SwimmerLuiz Pradines RouteEnglish Channel Solo Date23 July 2016 Time15 Hours 54 Minutes Swim Journal I first met Luiz in March of 2015. My shoulder was still bothering me after my English Channel swim and my torn bicep tendon injury. I felt my stroke needed changing so I booked a swim camp in Malta with…

Crewing For Charlotte Samuels

Overview SwimmerCharlotte Samuels RouteEnglish Channel Solo AchievementWorld Record – Youngest Person to Achieve the Triple Crown (aged 16) Date8 September 2014 Time20 hours 44 minutes Swim Journal Charlotte is such an inspiration. During her high school summer holidays, with the support from her amazing parents Steven and Suzanne, Charlotte swam the Catalina Channel, Manhattan Island…

Crewing For Jim Clifford

Overview SwimmerJim Clifford RouteEnglish Channel Solo AchievementWorld Record – Oldest Person to Achieve the Triple Crown (aged 63) Date7 September 2015 Time10 Hours 03 Minutes Swim Journal Once again, I received a message from Roger Finch. I need your help to crew Jim Clifford from Maryland, USA across the English Channel. Of course I said…

Crewing For Dr Otto Thaning

Overview SwimmerOtto Thaning RouteEnglish Channel Solo AchievementWorld Record – Oldest Person to Swim the English Channel (aged 73 3/4 young) Date6 September 2014 Time12 hours 52 minutes Swim Journal About a week before my English Channel solo swim, I was already in Dover staying at the Channel swimming accommodation at Varne Ridge Holiday Park owned by…